‘Think of your favorite place that matches your love’
For engaged couple Angelo Patrimonio and Jasmine Maierhofer, shooting their pre-wedding portraits was an homage to the bride-to-be’s family. Their picturesque location was Tropicana Castle, built by Jasmine’s dad. “I’m so in love with this resort–no bias. This is the fruit of my father’s hard work and I’m such a proud daughter,” Jasmine says. From a mere four rooms, he expanded the Puerto Galera resort to 60 rooms. “Growing up there really made me feel like a princess and bringing my prince charming there was a dream,” she says.
Below, Jasmine shares the concept for their prenup and their top tips for pulling off an out of town shoot like theirs. The secret? A good wedding planner!
What was your concept for your prenup?
King & Queen in our own love story. Ever since I was young, I’ve been planning on having my bridal scene here in Tropicana Castle. I’m so In love with this resort–no bias. This is the fruit of my father’s hard work and I’m such a proud daughter. I’ve seen the castle grow from four rooms to 60 rooms, 35 years in the making. Growing up there really made me feel like a princess and bringing my prince charming there was a dream.
What was it like shooting with your husband-to-be? (You've grown up doing photoshoots!)
It felt so right. Angelo used to be an actor so he already knows the different facial reactions needed in photoshoots. I love working with him because he’s my fave person.
Tips for couples planning a prenup shoot?
Plan it ahead of time. Think of your favorite place that matches your love. Get a coordinator, I recommend Kim Torres Events, they made our life easier in terms of planning.
Get a wedding stylist, I recommend Reynaldo Santos Jr. He really knows which type of dress suits your body frame. Book Niceprint Photography for photo and video, they’re so fun to work with.
Any details you can share about your wedding?
I’m so excited for my Dream Wedding to finally happen. I’m really happy that my wedding venue is such a dream, I was looking for a place that has a long aisle for my walk and Club Ananda, Sandari Batulao has it. They have a Garden Area for a wedding ceremony, a Waterpark perfect for cocktails, and an Event Hall for an air-conditioned reception. It’s near Tagaytay.
It’s going to be a Christian Wedding and our Bible Study Leader, Pastor Joseph, who happens to have baptized Angelo and I will be the officiant.
Our theme is boho chic. We have Kim Torres Events as our coordinator, Teddy Manuel as our Event Stylist, Reynaldo Santos Jr, as our wedding stylist, Juan Carlo Caterer for our catering and Niceprintphoto for our photo and video. I can’t wait marry the man of my dreams.
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The Dream Team
Photography and videography: Niceprint Photography and Exige Weddings | Coordination by Kim Torres Events | Hair and makeup by Dave Grona | Fashion by Francis Libiran, Michael Leyva, Ann Casas, House of Santos, Paul Tenorio, and Rafael Gonzalez | Shoes by Shoepatos | Accessories by Ornate Manila | Creative Direction and Styling by Reynaldo Santos Jr. | Location: Tropicana Castle, Light House, Aninuan Beach, and Muelle Port